Archives for Children’s vision

Tomato Glasses for Kids – Non-slip, effective and adjustable!

Choosing the right eyeglasses for kids used to be a real challenge Glasses for growing, active children need to fit properly. The prescription needs to sit in the correct place whatever the wearer is up to. The frames need to hold the lenses where they should be so our small people don’t look over or around them and their eyes can develop properly. Even more importantly though, kids’ glasses have to be comfortable. If their prescription glasses are too heavy and constantly falling off their faces, kids will simply refuse to wear them. This was exactly what happened to the
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Categories: Frames and Prescription Glasses.

NanoVista glasses – they’re childproof

Childproof glasses NanoVista glasses are recognised in the world of eyeglass frames for being kid-proof. Made using innovative materials, these frames have been designed with our most demanding customers in mind: babies, children and teenagers. The unparalleled durability and flexibility of these frames make them an excellent choice for parents looking for reliable eyewear solutions for their little and not-so-little ones. Designed to safely withstand the rigours of life with a kid, NanoVista frames are known for comfort, safety and longevity. Putting kids in the frame These glasses have been designed specifically for children. Most frames seem to be just
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Categories: Frames.

Pros and Cons of Miyosmart Lenses for Myopia Control

Are you on the lookout for solutions to address your child’s myopia? This blog post takes a look at both the pros and cons of Miyosmart lenses. To help you make an informed decision about how to manage myopia progression, we will explore the efficacy of these lenses as well as some potential drawbacks. Understanding Myopia and its impact Before we examine Miyosmart lenses in detail, however, we’ll take a quick look at myopia and how it affects children’s vision. Myopia, or shortsightedness, can make distant objects appear blurry. Beyond the blurred vision, myopia is associated with potential long-term eye
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Categories: Prescription Glasses.

Protecting your child’s vision: managing myopia with outdoor time and screen limitations

Myopia, also known as near-sightedness, is a growing health concern worldwide. There has been a dramatic increase in its prevalence, particularly among children. Research has shown this rise can be blamed in significant part on the changing lifestyle of many children. Namely, the amount of time spent indoors and on screens. A child or teenager’s visual environment significantly increases the risk of myopia onset and progression. If your child, or someone in your care, suffers from myopia, or shortsightedness, there are things you can do to make a difference. In this blog, we’ll explore factors influencing myopia development and recommendations
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Categories: Eye Conditions.

Contact lenses that treat myopia

Looking better without glasses If you’re a busy, active kid, wearing glasses can be a real nuisance. Glasses can fall off your face or break if you play sports. Children’s glasses are constantly needing to be fixed, adjusted or replaced because they get broken or are scratched to the point of uselessness. Imagine a world where your child didn’t have to wear glasses. They could see clearly, and at the correct distance, all the while their nearsightedness, or myopia, progression is being managed. Innovative technology can help make his or her life easier.  MiSight® contact lenses help slow down the
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Categories: Contact Lenses.

Eye Tests for Children: When is the Best Time to Have One?

Did you know that one in five school-aged children has an undiagnosed vision problem? This is why it’s important to take your child for an eye test at the earliest opportunity. After the last few years of more learning-from-home and increased screen time, it’s more important than ever to remember to get your children’s eyes tested by a reputable optometrist. Close work and increased time in front of a screen can lead to digital eye strain and myopia (short-sightedness). Even if your child isn’t complaining of specific eye issues, it’s still important to take them for an eye test. Young
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Categories: Eye Health.

Kids’ eye care

Looking after children’s eye health at school Research shows that around 20% of school-aged children have an undiagnosed vision problem. For your child to develop to their full potential both at school and socially, good eyesight is key. The eye is still developing throughout early childhood so if problems are treated early, it can make a lasting difference. It’s never too early to have a sight test and visiting an optometrist will mean you can spot and manage vision problems that may affect your child’s development. How do I know if my child has an eye problem? Some eye conditions
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Categories: Eye Health.

Children’s vision changes after lockdown

Eye doctors had planned to celebrate 2020 as the year of vision (as in seeing 20/20). Instead, thanks to Covid-19, it will be known as the year that worsened the world’s vision for decades to come. Some optometrists across New Zealand are noticing a spike in children’s vision problems as we emerge from COVID-19 lockdowns. We are seeing even more new cases of nearsightedness, or myopia in children recently, and as has also been reported internationally, some children who were already nearsighted now seem to experience worsening vision at a faster-than-expected rate. Distance learning up close and personal When schools
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Categories: Eye Health.

Covid lockdowns and myopia in children

Children’s reliance on screens during lockdown makes the battle for digital-free time even tougher Covid-19 certainly doesn’t seem to have helped the running argument in many NZ households: children demanding more screen time, parents wanting less. And it seems parents are right again: studies have drawn a link between lockdowns and childhood myopia. A study from the Chinese University of Hong Kong found the eyesight of some children who were already near-sighted worsened more quickly than expected during lockdowns, while other children developed myopia at a greater rate than optometrists had seen prior to 2020 and Covid-19 changing our worlds.
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Categories: Eye Health.

Safe glasses for children

The smart phone and tablet revolution has transformed our kids’ lives. Many New Zealand youngsters now see much of their world at arm’s length; they are spending more and more time in front of screens than ever before. This has an impact on their vision and overall health. Seeing through their eyes This increased screen time has seen an increase in headaches, eye strain, myopia and quite probably a decrease in overall fitness. Even though we’d love to fix everything that’s wrong in the world today, sadly that’s not possible, even for the marvellous John O’Connor Optometrists team. But we
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Categories: Prescription Glasses.